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Without knowledge of its historical or cultural roots in New Orleans and links to a diaspora of styles of dance, the trend was discussed in ahistorical ways.
Twerking like many cultural traditions or expressive dances associated with marginalized groups has become stigmatized in racialized and gendered ways that often associates those who perform the dance—primarily girls and women of color—with deviant behavior.
In 1995, New Orleans-based rapper Cheeky Blakk recorded the song "Twerk Something!
", a call-and-response dance song dedicated to twerking.
In 2011, a group of female dancers who call themselves the Twerk Team and have posted several videos of themselves twerking on You Tube were mentioned during the song "Round of Applause" by Waka Flocka Flame featuring Drake, in the line "Bounce that ass, shake that ass like the Twerk Team".
In March 2013, American pop singer Miley Cyrus posted a video on Facebook which featured her performing a twerking routine while wearing a unicorn suit, to the 2011 single "Wop" by J. The popularity of the video, along with parodies and responses made by fans, influenced the song's re-emergence on the Billboard Hot 100.
The diffusion of the dance phenomenon began earlier via local parties and eventually strip clubs often associated with mainstream rap music and video production aired by video cable television shows that featured rap and R&B music.
Contemporary black women in the music and music video industry performed the dance prior to Miley Cyrus's historic performance at MTV's Video Music Awards in August 25, 2013 including mega-artists Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Beyoncé, whose roots are in Houston.Historically and currently, similar styles of booty-shaking are found throughout the continent of Africa as well as the African and Afro-Latin diaspora.Similar styles of dance are known as mapouka in Ivory Coast, and other styles can be found in Tanzania, Southeast Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya to name a few.Though twerking began trending as a web search in November 2011, and despite its origins in the bounce culture of New Orleans in the late 1980s, the word twerk would be added to the Oxford Dictionary Online as those outside the culture questioned the popularity of the booty-popping dance that showed up across social media feeds worldwide.The word was a runner-up to "selfie" in the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013.